That's what it's supposed to do.
The commands under Tools>Photoshop will open photoshop.
For example, the idea for Tools>Photoshop>Batch is to pick the photos/documents in bridge and
then batch opens photoshop and the batch dialog so you can choose an action and where you want to save to.
In the batch dialog, if you look at the Source, it should say Bridge.
some more info:
Thanks for the reply but I'm guessing my message was very criptic. I had typed this question so many times in other areas that eventually I wasn't very clear. I stated that bridge opens up a "copy" of photoshop rather than the actual main program, meaning it is opening the copy of photoshop that I have on the backup drive that copies every night. So if I create an action in PS and then try to run that as a batch, it opens the wrong copy of PS instead of the one in my main applications folder on the mac.
Is that better? ;-) Sorry for the poorly written question. I was exhausted.
Are both versions of PS the same? It sound like you have a conflict with the startup script "photoshop.jsx." If you have the same version running on two hard drive, this script may be loaded twice into memory and directing the batch command to open the copy version. you could try "moving" the photoshop.jsx out of you backup startup directory.
Everything about it should be identical since it is a perfect copy from super duper from the night before. I'd hate to have to move some file every time I go to use photoshop...
Any other ideas? Again, thanks for the help. It only invokes the backup copy of photoshop from the batch command and not when simply opening a file from bridge.
So photoshop is being backuped up every time? Is there a way to exclude those folders from being backed up?
Yes it is. Tech support just had me reset everything for photoshop and bridge by using the option+shift+command and then start the apps. I did that and all seems to work. They think somewhere along the lines these files became corrupt. I will also check into NOT backing up those folders. Thanks again!